Leeds Rhinos have signed young outside back Luis Roberts from Leigh Centurions

Leeds Rhinos have today announced the signing of young outside back Luis Roberts.

Roberts joins from recently promoted Leigh Centurions but spent most of last season on loan with Widnes Vikings.

He was named young player of the year in the Championship in 2021 whilst playing for Swinton Lions and has been included in John Kear’s Wales squad for the ongoing World Cup.

“I am really looking forward to joining Leeds, this is a big moment for me,” Roberts Said.  “I have been in the Championship for the last two years, working hard, and this move will be another level for me especially as I am joining one of the biggest clubs in the game.

“My time in the Championship has built me as a player and a person. Leaving Salford was gutting at the time but it has turned me into a different player now. There are good players in the Championship and it has tested me to come up against them every week.”

“It is a massive boost for me knowing that I am being looked at by Rohan,” Roberts continued. “I know he will help me be an even better player and hopefully I can take that into Super League.

“I like to think that I bring a lot of energy to the team and I am very passionate on the field; I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m looking forward to coming in for pre-season and working hard to be a better player. I know James McDonnell from Leigh and we have been talking to each other about being at Leeds, I am looking forward to working with him again.”

Rhinos Head Coach Rohan Smith is also looking forward to working with the talented outside back and believes he has the ability to make it as a top player in Super League.

“Luis was one of the first players I started tracking in the Championship when I arrived. Luis is a quality athlete, who is still growing.

“He has a great attitude towards improvement and is ready to take the next step in his career. The coaching staff and I are looking forward to him improving as a centre and a winger in his time at the Rhinos.”

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